Central Component

Theory of Knowledge:

The TOK course encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. Its core content is questions like these: What counts as knowledge? How does it grow? What are its limits? Who owns knowledge? What is the value of knowledge? What are the implications of having, or not having knowledge? TOK activities and discussions aim to help students discover and express their views on knowledge issues. The course encourages students to share ideas with others and to listen to and learn from what others think. In this process students’ thinking and their understanding of knowledge as a human construction are shaped, enriched and deepened. Connections may be made between knowledge encountered in different Diploma Program subjects.

Each TOK year is structured around the students taking the class.  Student life experience, knowledge, abilities and areas of interest are key in interpreting and understanding contemporary and future world issues. Students must complete an internal assessment presentation from a subject of their choosing and an external assessment paper chosen from a prescribed list of questions from International IB office.